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- Seventh Watauga resident tests positive for COVID-19 (eight total in county)
- COVID-19 cases in NC rise to 1,716, with 15 dead
- Blue Ridge Parkway announces facility closures, trails remain open
- Coping with COVID-19: Mental health during a pandemic
- OASIS: Isolation creates potential for rise in domestic violence rates
- Two new Watauga-based COVID-19 cases confirmed
- Police hope to educate public before enforcing stay-at-home order
- App State, UNC system extend online course delivery through summer
- Property owners traveling to Watauga County ordered to self-quarantine upon arrival
- Food pantries adjust as demand increases; New text, phone services can help families find food
BOONE — An additional Watauga County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total positive cases of COVID-19 in Watauga County to seven among residents of the county.
RALEIGH — At least 1,716 North Carolina residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 15 people have died, according to the Raleigh News & Observer at 11:30 p.m. on April 1.
In response to county and state health guidance in North Carolina and Virginia to slow the spread of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Parkway managers announced on April 1 that planned seasonal facility openings and operations originally scheduled to begin between before May 1 are now postponed until fu…
BOONE — Times of isolation and uncertainty like the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially exacerbate abuse for those in unhealthy or abusive relationships, according to OASIS Outreach Coordinator Sara Crouch.
BOONE — After 32 years in law enforcement and the last nine spent as the chief of the Boone Police Department, Dana Crawford is taking his career in a new direction.
BOONE — A sixth Watauga County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, and an additional case is in isolation in the county, AppHealthCare announced March 31.
Wayne W. Otto, 64, of Boone, N.C., passed away March 31, 2020.
Jane Miller Cline, 70, of Cary, North Carolina, a native and f…
Regina Angelina Greene Pelsmaeker, 57, of Blowing Rock, N.C., …
Hazel Cable Farthing, 95, of Bethel Road, Vilas, N.C., passed …
Nell Lowe Edmisten, 89, of Boone, N.C., passed away Wednesday …
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The message from the executive director of Casting Bread Food Pantry, an organization that operates and is built on the faith that is the foundation of FaithBridge United Methodist Church, is one that has been echoed from every food pantry in Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties: The need is gre…
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